Soil for Sedum's

howard375June 16, 2014

I am replacing a lawn of approx 700 sq ft. with Sedum Confusum. The old lawn will be dug out about 3 inches below surface. What type of soil do I get to fill in the 3 inches that was removed? Sand and crushed granite? Bags of a potting soil don't seem to make sense.

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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

Potting soil will work if amended to increase drainage. The addition of crushed granite, pumice or a product called "dry stall" (or whatever equivalent the feed stores carry) will work. The people in the c&s forum love this formula called "gritty mix" but keep in mind many are growing in containers in colder climates. Just increase drainage and monitor your watering until sedums are established, then you can slack off. Sedums are really fairly tolerant plants IMO.

-Ming

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